Two Cherokee County School District graduating seniors have earned new college scholarships from a community foundation!
The winners of the inaugural college scholarships, which are $5,000 each, from the Jason T. Dickerson Family Foundation are: Will Howe of Cherokee High School and Katelynn Cornette of Creekview High School.
“Congratulations to Will and Katelynn – we know you have worked hard to achieve this honor, and thank you to the Foundation for these generous scholarships,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “We greatly appreciate Jason, a successful CCSD alum, and his family for creating these new scholarships to benefit deserving graduates.”
The scholarships were open to students planning to continue their education in Georgia and study education, agriculture, veterinary medicine, religion or theology. The foundation also considered applicants’ community service and their references’ recommendations.
Katelynn, who helped form her school’s American Sign Language Club and is a longtime school chorus member, plans to study secondary education at the University of North Georgia and become a teacher. “Education is my passion,” she wrote in her application. “I would like to be able to teach students and give them a voice.”
Will, who is an active volunteer with his church and served in Boy Scouts including as a senior patrol leader, plans to major in cross-cultural studies at Toccoa Falls College and become a missionary. “I am not going to school to get a high-paying job,” he wrote in his application. “I am going to learn how to best help those in third-world countries.”